The 1930 U.S. census abstracts appear two ways on this website: 1) transcription in the order each person appears on the census sheets, and 2) alphabetically.
Search our census any of four ways: 1) visually scan the alphabetically arranged pages (links below), 2) use the search box on our homepage for boolean searches, 3) visually scan the transcribed page by enumeration district, town, or township, or for the very difficult to locate 4) search for known neighbors, then read the households nearby for your elusive ancestor.
Why alphabetical? It takes up so much web space! Answer: The overwhelming majority of people who use the search box on our homepage try no alternate spellings of a surname. Since the purpose of this website is to help researchers find their ancestors, it was thought an alphabetical arrangement would be a welcome addition.
Why am I still unable to find my family? Several explanations come to mind:
1930 U.S. Census, St. Clair County, Illinois. See above for links to the arrangement by district, town or township.
First letter undecipherable or no surname, A | Am | B | Bas | Be | Bel | Bi | Bog | Br | Bro | Bu | C | Ch | Co | Cr | D | Dot | E | F | Fo | G | Gi | Gr | H | Har | He | Hi | Ho | I - J | Jo | K | Ki | Ko | L | Le | Ll | M | Mat - Mc | Me | Mil | Mos | N | O | P | Pi | Q - R | Rel | Rog | S | Schi | Schu | Sh | Sm | Sp | Sti | T | Ti | U - V | W | We | Wh | Willis | XYZ If the first letter is readable but the second is not, the surname will appear at the beginning of that alphabet letter.
Links: Transcription Rules we followed;
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Read Enumerator's Instructions followed for this census and those from 1850–1990 .
Visit the National Archives Census Information Pages.
Search Box on our homepage
Arrangement by Enumeration District (ED), town, or township